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We’ve had a whole range of N&R FL managerial job changes recently, so here is a little summary.

Simon Ward joined Starr from HDI Gerling. Starr have started a new commercial Property book and he has been hired as the senior underwriter. This is an exciting challenge for Bingo who spent almost 8 years at Gerling.

Trevor Fairweather has left European Property Underwriting for JLT, where is will be a senior partner in their European Real Estate group.

James Bird has joined Price Forbes as Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare. He will be an Executive Director based in London. James was previously doing a similar role at JLT.

Dan Weeks has joined Arthur J Gallagher’s London Market Broking team from Bluefin.

Tom Mallindine has left QBE and got a proper job broking. he starts with Millers next week and is joining their European R/I broking team helping to expand their Eastern Europe and Russian territories. The Exeter Uni grad (hence team name) has worked at QBE and TMK.

Congratulations to all and please remember to let us know of all moving and shaking. Cheers.


Explaining World Cup qualification

It’s international week and the last two rounds of European qualifying. The BBC lays out nicely where we are at, what the home nations need and then does their best to explain what the hell happens in the play-off for the remaining 4 places.

Read here:

Photograph of the week

Barcelona’s match on Sunday against Las Palmas, a 3-0 win, was played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou after violent clashes in the city during its Independence referendum vote.

Fans or no fans, this game remained politically charged as Las Palmas’ players wore jerseys with the Spanish flag on it. Throughout the city of Barcelona on Sunday, there were violent clashes between Catalans and Spanish police. At least 100 people were injured.

Week 9

There will be no week 9 due to the international break.

Black is Black

Manager of the Week – Week 8

Atlanta based Steve Black claimed the dollars in week 8 with 71 points from the seven days. Joe Harding was next with 69, Tom Mallindine 68, Paul Hodges 62, Ian France 61 and Ricky Wood 60 all scored well.

Other notables were Mitesh 57, Rory Freeman 57, Luke Sloan 51, Danny Rose 50, Nobby 50, Aaron Barden 48, Johno 47, Mark Simmons 45, Emma Wells 42, Steve Mitchell 42, Neville 41, Alan Wiley 39, Omar Dixon 37, Richard Brown 34, Bix 30 and last but not least Rutts with 23.

Bigg time

N&R Premier League – Week 8

Woody’s Round Up have opened up a big lead as we enter the international break. To be Countinhoed are 35 points behind the league leaders. Where’s Whalley move to 3rd and Moral Hazard tumble to 4th.

Too Bigg to Fail, last season’s valiant runners up are now up to 5th above Simply Loveleh, Sweats 11 and Not a Poch to p1ss in.

The Sloan Rangers moved 2 places up, Guinness & eggs jumped 8 spots and Gooner be this year up 2.

Bale Madrid and Crouch Potato swapped places but they both stay ahead of Bilic or Bust.

Gotta have Faith baby

N&R Championship – Week 8

For five weeks The No Hopers have led the table and have shaken off it’s closest challenger in week 8, Show me the Mane. Game of Throw-In’s are 3rd still and into 4th are Your Mums Fit Sociedad.

Watson’s Wonderers fall to 6th but Exeter Gently, Jose Jose Jose and Pun three all meander up the table whilst Expected Toulouse slip to 11th.

Keep the faith were a big jumper of places in week 8. Dirty Sanchez was also an upward mover and are now 13th.

Snap! Tackle! Pop, 2 More Year and Nothing up front are down on last week whilst Addington Bears and Cheer up the sun is red move in the other direction.

2 More Year, Nothing up front and Bingo FC each fall into the relegation zone, Iron Born look to move out and Razorinho stay bottom.